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Tire size

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jp59inh, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:49 AM
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    jp59inh

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    I was I could make a friggin decision between 285/75/16’s and 255/85/16’s ! Any insite to some experience from yoolu guys would be appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    285's are heavy imo I want to regear because I do a lot of highway driving
     
  3. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    Either way you won't be happy with your decision. It seems like it's time to base your size choice by another factor like price.

    The rest of the forum will chime in with "You'll just want 35's anyway" and so on.
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    I agree and also what type of tire like mud or all terrain.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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    If you go with 255s then you will think they are too skinny and the truck loses that aggressive, tough look. If you go with 285s, it will feel heavy and slow and you lose mpg. So just run 265s. You will still be disappointed and second guess your decision. But it will feel better as a daily driver.
     
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  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    I agree. If you don't know, you should just stick to 265/75R16's and call it a day. :crapstorm:
     
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  7. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    235/85/R16 for the win
    e/ also enjoy the benefits of less rub
     
  8. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Is that a true benefit??
     
  9. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    the tire is an inch less in width
    so yah can count on less rubbing

    less width more bite per square inch, less overall weight, better handling
    only reason I'd see wide tires as a benefit is maybe in snow, but that's about it.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2019 at 4:09 PM
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    The joke is lost on you
     
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  11. Aug 14, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    pizza cutters (255's) have better overall performance in most conditions.

    They are lighter so you get overall fewer performance losses from them (power loss, wear and tear on suspension/steering etc...), and you typically don't have to trim fenders/body panels nearly as much to get them to fit.

    Lots of people think that a larger contact patch means more traction, but that's not true. Traction has everything to do with *pressure*, so the narrower tires put more pressure on the rocks, hence more traction.

    Skinny tires, however, don't handle side hills or V-notches as well because the taller narrower tire will tend to fold over easier.

    Skinnies also handle mud, snow and sand better, as long as it's not more than axle deep. The skinny tires will bite down thru the soft stuff to find the harder stuff below. Fatties will tend to float more.

    In the end, most people think the skinnies look goofy, so they get fatties.
     
  12. Aug 14, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    Tell us about your truck, what you use it for, and what your expectations are
     
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  13. Aug 14, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    Lol I just read it over again

    Nice :D
     
  14. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    Huh?
     
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  15. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    ajm The liquor wins

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    Exactly what I was thinking when I chose a wife.
     
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